sporocyst

noun spo·ro·cyst \ ˈspȯr-ə-ˌsist \

Definition of sporocyst

1 :a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also :a sporozoan encysted in such a case
2 :a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

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sporocyst

noun spo·ro·cyst \ -ˌsist \

medical Definition of sporocyst

1 :a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also :a sporozoan encysted in such a case
2 :a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

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